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A novel technique of chronic total occlusion retrograde wire crossing by wiring into the antegrade microcatheter.
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PMID:  20564378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We described a novel transradial retrograde wiring technique to treat chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the left anterior descending artery. When both retrograde wire and kissing wire technique failed to cross the CTO lesion, an antegrade microcatheter was placed in the CTO lesion. Then, a retrograde wire was manipulated into the antegrade microcatheter and subsequently exchanged and wire externalized. This technique appears to be feasible and safe alternative for retrograde wire crossing of the CTO lesion. It is a less traumatic modified version of controlled antegrade and retrograde subintimal tracking (CART) technique that can be attempted before embarking on CART or reverse CART strategy.
Wei Liu; Kenji Wagatsuma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  847-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Interventional Cardiology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, Ota-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Nov 15;76(6):850-1   [PMID:  21104774 ]

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